When you need to recharge…
Recharging, gathering your wits and aligning them in a row so you are productive, is different for everyone. I think it has to do with how you were raised, or rather, how you saw others around you. I, for one, cannot relax in my own house for the simple reason that I’m never bored. Therefore I never at a loss for something to do, or needs to be done. I can always find something that needs to be done.
Like my mother, the apron is ON all the time.
Given that, I leave to really recharge. This year, I’ll be going to a sunny Florida beach for a family reunion. It will be fun in the sun and lots of take out. The one rule, God love my mother for this—is that there is no big cooking. So it’s a week intended to completely relax. The toughest thing I do is maybe wash a load of beach towels and rinse sand off chairs and shoes.
I can’t always take a week off, but up until a few years ago, I took off for Romance Writers of America to spend time behaving like a real writer at a conference but truly, I was there to see my peeps. Oddly, that one week for me alone at RWA costs about the same as a week in Florida on the beach, food and sundries included for my family. When I need a short term recharge, I spend a couple hours in our pool or my never fail safe guard–a good book.
Have a great Memorial weekend everyone!